his red line against syria. i do think in washington what's happened in the last 48 hours, the british have backed off, french have backed off, germans have backed off, turks have backed off. the united nations is clearly not going to endorse any military action. at this point, president obama, if he does do some kind of military strike on syria, he's not leading from behind. he is leading exposed and alone in something even his own military is telling him has a very small likelihood of success. >> general, with all those things in mind, does the president press forward? we heard defense secretary hagel say we don't act without an international coalition of some kind. as mentioned, some seem to be cooling off to this idea today. >> that's this administration's policy not to act without and international coalition. i think in my own mind he should have acted by now. he should have informed the u.n., should have informed the congress, consulted his allies. if those allies who could meet the timeline that he wanted had wanted to participate, should do so and those weapons long delivered.